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Keith Lobdell

Editor, Valley News
518-873-6368 Ext: 216

Keith Lobdell returned to the Valley News in December of 2010 after spending four years as a reporter with the Whitehall Times. Lobdell previously worked at Denton Publications from 2000-2004. He lives in Westport with his wife and three children.

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Boat washing program set for May debut

Those wanting to learn more about the new boat washing program on Lake George can visit a new website created through the Lake George Park Commission.

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15 years of baseball basics: celebrating the Ti Tee Ball League

Whether they grew up to become Mike Trout or Mike from accounting, almost anyone who ever played the game of baseball started out with a bat and a tee.

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Ashley Sofia helps CPCS freshmen with concert

Ashley Sofia, daughter of Crown Point teacher Margaret Polihronakis, performed a set of songs of her debut album, “Love and Fury,” at the school April 3 to help raise funds for the Class of 2017.

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Owens breaks bread with Saranac Lake biz leaders

As he winds down his tenure as NY-21 Congressman, Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) took some time Friday, March 21 to meet with Saranac Lake business owners and discuss the economic climate of the region.

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Westport Federated welcomes new pastor

Smith is the new Pastor at the Westport church, a parish he had been working at for a year prior to taking the helm.

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Willsboro teaching duo earns national arts honor

Derrick A. Hopkins and Jennifer Moore, who respectively lead the theatre and music departments, have been selected as the 2014 Section 1 recipients of the National High School Heart of the Arts Award by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

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First FEMA aid house falls in Jay

The first house on the riverside road in the Town of Jay was destroyed by Town of Jay and Essex County Highway Department personnel March 19, the first of 28 properties to be destroyed under FEMA and state funding in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.

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Lobster Tank: My Run For Hope started in Utah

A couple of people over the last couple months have asked me why I started to focus on my health, a journey that led me to the base of Spruce Hill Saturday, March 22, competing in the 34th Annual Doc Lopez Run For Hope’s 13.1-mile half marathon. Seriously, from not being able to breathe watching television to running up a very steep hill, which was only two of the total miles.

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Run For Hope attracts runners, walkers on 34th anniversary

Over 130 braved the winds and snow to take part in the 34th anniversary of a tradition to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Westport moving ahead with bicentennial plans

The Westport Bicentennial is planned for the weekend of July 4-6, 2015, with a committee currently formed to help plan for the event and seeking community involvement in planning and researching.

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